The Treasury Department on Tuesday released guidance on how lenders can process independent contractors and gig economy workers for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — providing a much-needed path to loans for these groups.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted that the just-released 19-page guidance “answers virtually ALL of the big remaining questions we had from lenders.”
As of close of business on Monday, 4,662 lenders have approved $242 billion in PPP loans for more than 1 million businesses, Rubio tweeted.
Leon LaBrecque, chief growth officer at Sequoia Financial Group in Troy, Michigan, said the guidance “is helpful on the issue of Schedule C filers. Now sole proprietors, independent contractors and gig workers can clearly have a path getting a much-needed PPP.”